Thousands Evacuated In 6,600-Acre Blue Ridge Fire|Lake Elsinore, CA Patch – Lake Elsinore, CA Patch

26October 2020

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– A wind-driven brush fire that broke out on the west end of Corona in Riverside County Monday swelled to 6,600 acres and spread towards Orange and San Bernardino counties, according to fire authorities in Orange County.

The Orange County Fire Authority said about 11 p.m. evacuation orders were in impact for locals residing in thousands of homes in the following locations:

— The Hidden Hills neighborhood and Yorba Linda, north of the Riverside (91) Freeway, east of Gypsum Canyon;

— All of Carbon Canyon from the county line to Top Ranch in Chino,

— Homes on both the west and east sides of Carbon Canyon Roadway, including Drowsy Hollow, Oak Tree Downs, Pine Valley Estates, Western Hills and Top Ranch to the west of Chino, Valley Springs, Carriage Hills and Old Carbon Canyon Roadway to the east.

The Brea Fire Department likewise issued evacuation orders for Carbon Canyon area east of Break Hills to the county line, including Olinda Town and Hollydale.

Voluntary evacuations were prompted for the Olinda Cattle Ranch and Brea Hills locations.

Evacuation orders were likewise issued Monday night in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County, including Carbon Canyon, Sleepy Hollow and Vellano Country Club Estates, according to the Chino Hills Cops Department.

There are no evacuation orders or cautions for Corona, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

The OCFA reported about 11:15 p.m. that the blaze had actually infected 6,600 acres and was 0% consisted of.

One house was harmed in the blaze, but the area and extent of damage was not immediately offered.

The fast-moving fire was first reported at 12:55 p.m. nearby to the Green River Golf Club, just off of Green River Roadway and the Riverside (91) Freeway, according to the Corona Fire Department.

Several engine crews from Corona Fire Department and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department were at first sent out to the area and experienced flames moving rapidly west up a hillside, powered by powerful Santa Ana winds.

The fire pushed into Orange County about 1:20 p.m., approaching Yorba Linda.

Initially called the Green Fire by Riverside County crews, the Orange County Fire Authority and Cal Fire are calling the incident heaven Ridge Fire. Cal Fire has pinpointed the blaze at Blue Ridge Drive and Big Horn Mountain Way in Yorba Linda.

Prior to 2 p.m., the Orange County Constable’s Department reported that evacuation orders for Yorba Linda were underway north of the 91 freeway, east of Gypsum Canyon, including Bryant Ranch Elementary.

“Anyone in the affected area must evacuate immediately,” the constable’s department said.

Chino Valley Fire Department in San Bernardino County listed a number of evacuation orders for its jurisdiction, and Chino Hills was likewise affected.

Anyone living in the area who has pets or animals is being prompted to evacuate their animals immediately. A short-term evacuation center has been established at the Chino Hills Recreation Center, 14250 Peyton Dr., Chino Hills, according to the Chino Hills Cops Department.

The Corona Fire Department confirmed there were no evacuations underway in Corona as of 2 p.m.

Discover a map that shows evacuation locations here (key in an address on the map to see if that area is under evacuation). Since 7:30 p.m., the Orange County Fire Authority reported 1,170 homes were under an evacuation order and 481 homes under voluntary evacuation.

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An overhead attack on the blaze was made tough by the high winds, which grounded aircraft periodically throughout the day, according to OCFA Fire Chief Brian Fennessy.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

The Orange County Fire Authority is working as the lead firm on the blaze.

The neighboring Silverado Fire continues to burn and crews have been critically hurt. Check here for updates on that blaze that has burned thousands of acres and forced almost 100,000 evacuations.

— City News Service contributed to this report.


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